I’m fully vaxxed and boosted (Moderna for all three) and I had covid in August (before I was boosted, about 5 months after my second shot). Delta, I imagine. Not too bad, but I definitely don’t want it again.
What are my odds? I really don’t know. I mask when indoors in every store, and masking is pretty universal (and required) around here. I’m scheduled to go back to work in-person for a minimum of two days a week at the end of January, and I’ve been going one day a week for the past couple of months.
But this is NYC–the rates of Omicron are high and getting higher. People do wear masks, but not always, not on the subway, and I do take the subway (not so much as I used to, but I do).
So, triple-vaxxed and previously infected, I think the odds of getting it again in any serious way are slim to none. But I think the odds of getting it again in a way that I would test positive…I would say those odds are pretty high for the next few weeks or so while Omicron burns through here. But luckily, it’s the holidays, so after tomorrow I won’t be going in to work for a couple of weeks. I don’t celebrate Christmas so no family gatherings or travel plans to worry about.
I would say I’m probably about as low-risk as it’s possible to be, and I intend to keep it that way!
(But I know plenty of people in almost my same state of risk…not previously infected, but triple vaxxed, and much younger than me and without preexisting conditions…who are utterly terrified. To the point of breakdown. That’s something I really am having trouble understanding and empathizing with.)